Hogan Administration Celebrates New Records for BWI Marshall Airport
24-Straight Monthly Records for Airport; New June Passenger Traffic Record Set with More Than 2.4 Million Travelers
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced today that 2,464,890 passengers traveled through Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in June 2017, an increase of five percent over June 2016 and a new all-time June record for passenger traffic.
“This milestone highlights the role BWI Marshall Airport plays as a critical international gateway and economic generator for our state,” said Governor Hogan. “I congratulate BWI Marshall and our many airport partners for their continued success. This record-setting growth reflects our administration’s work to ensure Maryland is open for business.”
June 2017 marked the 24th-straight monthly passenger record. For the fiscal year 2017 between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017, 25,686,444 passengers traveled through the airport, an increase of 4.1 percent and a new fiscal year record.
“The peak summer travel season kicked-off with a new record in June,” said Ricky Smith, Executive Director for BWI Marshall Airport. “We remain committed to a high level of service and a convenient travel experience for our passengers. We look forward to continuing the momentum that we built in the first half of 2017.”
With new airlines and service to new markets, BWI Marshall remains the busiest airport in the region. This summer, airlines offer nonstop service to about 90 international and domestic destinations from BWI Marshall.
To help meet this growing demand, in June, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) also launched BaltimoreLink to create a truly interconnected transit system for the entire region. Thanks to the One MDOT approach, BaltimoreLink is providing new transit service to get people to their jobs in the BWI region. The LocalLink 75 now serves job centers in BWI Technology Park, Baltimore Commons, and along Stoney Run Road.
As the BWI Business District continues to grow, officials at BWI Marshall Airport and MDOT MTA are actively collaborating to provide transit to new job centers throughout this busy economic development center.
This new service builds on the many transit options available including:
- MARC between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and BWI – weekdays between 4:15 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. and weekends between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.;
- Light RailLink between Glen Burnie and Hunt Valley and BWI – weekdays between 5 a.m. and midnight;
- B-30 Bus weekdays between Washington Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Greenbelt Metro Station and BWI;
- Regional Transportation Agency (RTA) of Central Maryland bus between Anne Arundel and Howard counties and BWI;
- Amtrak between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and BWI;
- MDOT MTA 201 commuter bus between Montgomery County and BWI.